MEMS Executive Congress Europe 2014


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Platinum Sponsor

EV Group (EVG) is a leading supplier of equipment and process solutions for the manufacture of semiconductors, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), compound semiconductors, power devices, and nanotechnology devices. Key products include wafer bonding, thin-wafer processing, lithography/nanoimprint lithography (NIL) and metrology equipment, as well as photoresist coaters, cleaners and inspection systems. Founded in 1980, EV Group services and supports an elaborate network of global customers and partners all over the world.

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Gold Sponsor

SPTS Technologies designs, manufactures, sells, and supports etch, PVD, CVD and thermal capital equipment and process technologies for the global semiconductor and micro-device industries, with focus on the MEMS, advanced packaging, LED, high speed RF device and power management markets.
The solutions offered by SPTS include market-leading silicon etch, dielectric etch, dry-release etch, PVD, PECVD, APCVD and large batch vertical furnaces, available with a range of wafer-handling options applicable to R&D, pilot production, or volume production. Comprehensive service and spare parts support are offered through a worldwide network of service centres and qualified local agents.

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Silver Sponsors

Analog Devices offers a comprehensive portfolio of high performance MEMS inertial sensors and microphones including a range of discrete components and plug-in ready solutions. Every ADI MEMS accelerometer, gyroscope, inertial measurement unit (IMU), and analog or digital output microphone integrates industry-leading sensor and sensor signal conditioning technology on chip, enabling the latest innovations in industrial, medical, automotive and consumer design.

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Freescale is a global leader in embedded processing solutions, providing industry leading products that are advancing the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets. From microprocessors and microcontrollers to sensors, analog integrated circuits and connectivity – our technologies are the foundation for the innovations that make our world greener, safer, healthier and more connected. Expanding on its more than 30-year heritage of sensor innovation, Freescale has an extensive portfolio of acceleration, magnetic, pressure, touch sensors and gyroscopes. Freescale's Xtrinsic sensing solutions are designed with the right combination of high-performance sensing capability, processing capacity and customizable software to help deliver smart, differentiated sensing applications.

Some of our key applications and end-markets include automotive safety, hybrid and all-electric vehicles, next generation wireless infrastructure, smart energy management, portable medical devices, consumer appliances and smart mobile devices. The company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing and sales operations around the world. 

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Bronze Sponsors

Founded in 1973, ACUTRONIC has grown to be a recognized supplier of motion simulators and test equipment for gyro- and accelerometer-based sensors. ACUTRONIC products cover the spectrum of motion testing needs for the MEMS industry. Our product line ranges from single-axis rate tables to multi-axis motion simulators; from low-precision to high-precision; with and without temperature chambers; and with limited or unlimited rotation. ACUTRONIC continues to develop new products and services to meet the unique testing needs of the MEMS industry. ACUTRONIC also recognizes that many MEMS companies either are not ready to make the investment in testing equipment, do not have in-house motion testing expertise, or only have short-term needs for R&D testing. To help meet this demand ACUTRONIC offers the ability to rent test time in our motion test facility or lease motion test equipment.

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Applied Materials, Inc. is the global leader in providing innovative equipment, services and software to enable the manufacture of advanced semiconductor, flat panel display and solar photovoltaic products. Our technologies help make innovations like smartphones, flat screen TVs and solar panels more affordable and accessible to consumers and businesses around the world.

At Applied Materials, our mission is to help turn next generation technology into profitable new market opportunities for our customers. With over 40 years' experience, we are the global leader in creating high-volume nanomanufacturing technology and equipment. In that time, we've helped high-tech manufacturers improve factory efficiency and end-product performance, effectively creating and taking advantage of market growth opportunities. We are the company behind the scenes of some of the industries that have helped changed the world as we know it.

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X-FAB MEMS Foundry offers unsurpassed experience, expertise and execution with its high-volume MEMS manufacturing service. The first pure-play MEMS foundry, X-FAB draws on more than 15 years MEMS manufacturing. Operating from five fabs for MEMS and CMOS processes and an ecosystem of manufacturing and design partners, X-FAB is the proven choice for process development and installation, process capability, design support and long-term manufacturing stability. As well as customer specific process installation, X-FAB offers a range of qualified, open-platform processes and designs for key MEMS device types, enabling customers to have the fastest time to market in the foundry industry.

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Giveaway Sponsor

acam provides intelligent ASIC and ASSP solutions for MEMS sensors. The product portfolio ranges from pure signal conditioners to full chip solutions with analog front end, DSP, memory, system timer, analog/digital user interface and onboard temperature sensor. The chips have a resistive or capacitive interface for strain gages, pressure sensors and humidity or dewpoint sensors. acam’s versatile components allow for compact sensor fusion designs, e.g. various sensors connected to one device and with on-chip linearization.

acam is a privately owned company with its headquarter located in the south of Germany (near Karlsruhe). A worldwide distributor network assures local support with offices in North America, Europe and Asia.

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Press / Media Sponsor

Akustica is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bosch Group and a top supplier of silicon microphone products that are improving voice-input quality in a host of voice-enabled applications, from mobile handsets, tablets, and headsets to internet telephony on notebooks and PC camera modules. The company offers worldwide customer support services, from design-in services to post-production quality assurance. Akustica is a global organization with corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA, regional offices in Taiwan and Shanghai, and a worldwide team of distributors.

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Bosch Sensortec GmbH is a fully owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH. It develops and markets micro-mechanical sensors for consumer electronics, mobile phones, safety systems, industrial technology and logistics. The product portfolio includes triaxial geomagnetic and acceleration sensors, triaxial gyroscopes, barometric pressure sensors and a comprehensive software portfolio for various applications. Since its foundation in 2005 Bosch Sensortec emerged as the technology leader in the addressed markets. The Bosch Group has been the global market leader for MEMS sensors since 1998 and has to date sold more than 3 billion MEMS sensors.

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Break Sponsor

Fries Research & Technology GmbH (FRT) offers a comprehensive range of metrological surface measuring systems for the non-destructive investigation of topography, profile, film thickness, roughness, abrasion and many other properties. More than 400 reputable international companies from the automotive, semiconductor, MEMS, optical, photovoltaic and many other industries equip their R&D and production departments with FRT metrology systems.

FRT operates from Bergisch Gladbach, Germany and maintains subsidiaries in China, Switzerland and the United States. Additionally, FRT provides a distribution and service network in the USA, Asia and Europe.

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Plan Optik AG, a high tech glass processor, existing since 1972 and based in Germany, has focused more and more on MEMS related products from glass or similar materials (mainly borosilicate glass wafers used for wafer level packaging of MEMS).

Within the last years, Plan Optik - Wafers set the standard for glass wafers of this still young market. In the near future the technologies developed and used by Plan Optik will set new standards in consumer electronics - especially for mobile phones and DVD pickup heads of the newest generation.

Plan Optik is already serving customers in Asia, North America and Europe such as Infineon, Motorola, Samsung, Honeywell, Zeiss and Bosch. Markets Served: MEMS, Semiconductor, Consumer Electronic.

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Panel Sponsor

Tronics is an international full service MEMS manufacturer. With wafer fabs in France and the USA, and representation in Asia, Tronics provides local support to customers on three continents, and offers one of the broadest technology portfolios in the industry. Tronics services range from MEMS design to high volume MEMS manufacturing.

The company builds reliable supply chains for delivery of MEMS ranging from wafers to custom components, but also supports earlier phases of projects where prototyping is required.

Founded in 1997, Tronics has more than 15 years of experience in developing, manufacturing and packaging accelerometers, gyroscopes, micropumps, pressure sensors, switches, biodetectors and many more MEMS.

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Supporting Sponsors

Imec performs world-leading research in nanoelectronics. Imec leverages its scientific knowledge with the innovative power of its global partnerships in ICT, healthcare and energy. Imec delivers industry-relevant technology solutions. In a unique high-tech environment, its international top talent is committed to providing the building blocks for a better life in a sustainable society. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, and has offices in Belgium, the Netherlands, Taiwan, US, China, India and Japan. Its staff of over 2,050 people includes more than 650 industrial residents and guest researchers. In 2012, imec's revenue (P&L) totaled 320 million euro.

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IVAM Microtechnology Network, Dortmund, Germany - Being an international association of companies and institutes in the fields of microtechnology, nanotechnology and advanced materials, we make every possible effort to create essential competitive advantages for our members via technology marketing. Our members have benefited from our commitment and competence since 1995. About 300 member companies and institutes from 20 countries open up new markets and set new standards with the support of IVAM. We bring innovations to market, offers lobbying services for small and medium-sized enterprises, various publications and world-wide networking on trade fairs and events.

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The cluster in the Southwest of Germany unites more than 360 companies, institutions, universities, and research facilities with more than 1,200 scientists. MicroTEC Südwest is thus one of the largest technology networks in Europe. Activities within the cluster are coordinated by MST BW, based in Freiburg. The aim of MicroTEC Südwest is to further develop the leading international position that the state of Baden-Württemberg already enjoys in the field of microsystems technology into one global leadership. Members include global players such as Bosch, Roche Diagnostics, Festo, Daimler, Zeiss, Endress+Hauser, Sick, and Testo, many innovative medium-sized companies and leading research and development facilities.

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SEMI is the global industry association serving the nano- and micro-electronic manufacturing supply chains. Our 1,900 member companies are the engine of the future, enabling smarter, faster and more economical products that improve our lives. Since 1970, SEMI has been committed to helping members grow more profitably, create new markets and meet common industry challenges. SEMI maintains offices in Bangalore, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C.

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Smart Systems Integration 2014 is the international communication platform for research institutes and manufacturers to exchange know-how on smart systems integration and to create the basis for successful research co operations with focus on Europe.

The conference with its accompanying exhibition addresses the complete range of products from complex systems to individual components, is user and practically focused, and showcases the international research and development potential of the technology.

The event will be the most important platform for international experts from the automotive, aeronautics, logistics, telecommunications, health and security sectors.

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Solid State Technology is the leader in covering MEMS, semiconductor, packaging, displays and LEDs manufacturing technology, materials, products and news. For over 50 years, we have delivered the highest caliber content through our free magazine, and we also offer free e-Newsletters, a comprehensive website and an annual conference, The ConFab.

In Solid State Technology Magazine, our MEMS direct e-Newsletter and the MEMS channel on our website (, we focus on MEMS manufacturing and packaging challenges and new integration strategies.

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Beginning in 1998 with Yole Développement, we have expanded to a group of companies providing market research, technology analysis, strategy consulting, media, and financial services.

Yole Développement group has grown to more than 50 associates worldwide covering emerging and disruptive silicon and micro manufacturing markets including MEMS, medical technologies (including Microfluidics and BioMEMS), advanced packaging, compound semiconductors, power electronics, LEDs, and photovoltaics. The group supports companies, investors and R&D organizations worldwide in understanding markets and following technology trends to grow their businesses.

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The "ZVEI - German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association“ promotes the industry’s joint economic, technological and environmental policy interests on a national, European and global level. The ZVEI represents more than 1,600 companies, mostly SMEs, with 848,000 employees in Germany in 2012, plus 630,000 employees all over the world. In 2012 the turnover was Euro 175 billion.

The electrical and electronics industry is the most innovative and the second largest industry sector in Germany. Every third innovation in Germany´s manufacturing sector stems on solutions of this sector. 20 percent of all industrial R+D spending comes from this industry.

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